Checking in with SGA: October

Press Secretary Ana Valdez catches us up on the latest in student government

| October 31, 2017

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association kicked off the fall semester by electing new student leaders, launching diversity initiatives, hosting school representatives weekly at Senate meetings, welcoming the UNC Association of Student Governments (ASG) to our campus and showing off our Niner Pride at Homecoming.

Updates

As of Oct. 26, 25 new student organizations have been approved by the SGA Legislative Branch. Information on newly approved organizations and how to join can be found on OrgSync.

ASG Representative Vivian Ojimadu and Secretary for State and National Affairs Bailey Russell hosted SGA representatives from the UNC ASG at UNC Charlotte for a monthly meeting and town hall.

The Academic Affairs Committee has been conducting college forums and asking students to come and speak with faculty from their college about their concerns and questions. In addition, Academic Affairs has been meeting with the Atkins Library Advisory Board on how the library space can be improved for students. They have also met monthly with Dr. Joan Lorden, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The SGA Elections Act will be going under revision soon. For more information, contact Secretary of Internal Affairs Mackenzie Belton.

SGA in partnership with the Dean of Students Office and the Multicultural Resource Center sponsored a free legal clinic presented by The Immigrant Justice Program Attorneys with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. The clinic and Q&A session took place on Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. and welcomed community members as well as undocumented, TPS, DACA and other immigrant students.

Upcoming Events

The Diversity Affairs Committee, headed by SGA Secretary for Diversity Affairs Amber Creft, is currently in the process of planning a Diversity Week Nov. 6-10. Different events throughout the week will include a relaunching of Niner Nation Different Together, information tables on Diversity and Inclusion, and a Social Justice Symposium.

The annual Campus Safety Tour, organized by SGA’s Secretary of Student Affairs Kelsey Summey, will take place on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the College of Health and Human Services, Room 281. Join SGA as we walk the campus and work collaboratively towards making our community a safer place for all students.

SGA Treasurer Jasmine Williams will be holding office hours throughout the semester every Friday from 2-4 p.m. for organizations that need help filling out grant forms. An appointment is required and can be scheduled by emailing sgatreasurer@uncc.edu.

Senate Vacancies Applications are open until Nov. 8. Interested students can apply on OrgSync to secure an interview. Open seats include the following;

  • Belk College Of Business (1)
  • Cato College of Education (1)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1)
  • William Lee College of Enginnering (1)
  • University College (2)
  • College of Computing and Informatics (1)

The next College of Liberal Arts and Science college forum will take place Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Fretwell 100.

The next College of Arts and Architecture college forum will take place Nov. 15  at 5:45 p.m. in the Storrs Salon.

Newly Elected Members

  • Freshman Class President: Jacob Baum
  • Freshmen At Large Senators: Briana McDonald, Austin Spruell, Jordan Byers, Hunter Healy, Zac Mazag
  • At-Large Senators: Hilda Kolawole, Tobi Kalejaiye, Tiona Wilson, Jenna Basel and Matthew Basel

Newly Appointed Members

  • Secretary of Athletic Affairs: Nick Furr

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Email Press Secretary Ana Valdez at avaldezc@uncc.edu for any further feedback and questions.

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